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History of Pyjamas

< © F H Powell 2010[/caption] The word pyjamas originated in what was then known as Persia and originally meant ‘leg garment’, however it was introduced into the English language in the early 17th Century from India. Early pyjamas took the form of male loungewear, but were not a long lasting trend. Pyjamas regained popularity …

1960’s Fashion

The ’60’s bought many diverse fashion trends. The early part of the decade saw the popularity of the bikini rise after being featured in the musical The Beach Party. Possibly the most famous fashion trend was led by Mary Quant and the mini skirt. Quant took the 1964 Andre Courreges short skirts and shortened them …